EDWIN ROXBURGH (b.1937): Study for Solo Oboe, Aulodie for Oboe/Oboe d'amore and Piano, Images for Oboe and Piano, Eclissi for Oboe and String Trio, Antares for Oboe and Piano, Elegy for Oboe, Violin, Cello, Flute, Clarinet, Percussion and Electronics, Cantilena for Oboe and Piano.
Catalogue Number: 01K115
Description: An oboist-composer, Roxburgh has done much to extend the possibilities of the instrument, writing during a time that was ripe for the technical and expressive expansion of the instrument. The works here encompass both the most challenging end of the spectrum of 'conventional' oboe writing, in works such as the Study, or Aulodie (the latter a trio of highly imaginative character-pieces that make ample use of the instrument's flexibility and plaintive expressiveness), and extended developments in technique, notably multiphonics, in Eclissi and Antares. Tautly structured and innovative while never losing sight of the intrinsic beauty of the instrument's tone, these works are essays in the integration of modern techniques into the musical landscape at their best. Christopher Redgate (oboe), Stephen Robbins (piano), Ensemble Exposé; Roger Redgate.